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North Yorkshire announces 34 new superfast broadband locations
Wednesday 20 February 2013 15:36:54 by John Hunt

Residents and businesses in North Yorkshire will benefit from an additional 34 locations to receive super-fast broadband after the Superfast North Yorkshire partnership announced a further set of locations to be included in the broadband upgrade programme. Pately Bridge, Sleights, Rufforth and Ripon will be upgraded by the end of Summer 2013.

"Fast, sophisticated communications are the cornerstone of a successful community, helping local people to build their skills and knowledge and encouraging the creation of new businesses and jobs. This exciting technology will transform on-line education, training and leisure for households and enhance the competitiveness of local firms.

In addition to BT’s commercial roll-out of fibre broadband Superfast North Yorkshire has already announced plans to make fibre broadband available to over 125,000 homes and businesses in our county. Reaching that target is a substantial achievement and we are pleased with the pace of the roll-out which is bringing this exciting technology to more challenging areas in the county.

Councillor Carl Les, (Chairman) Superfast North Yorkshire

Funding for the project comes partly from BT who are contributing £10 million towards fibre deployment in non-commercially viable areas, £17.8 million of BDUK funds and £8.6 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). More details about superfast broadband upgrades in North Yorkshire are available at the Superfast North Yorkshire website.

The full location list of the 34 exchanges is:

Beningbrough High Bentham
Birstwith Camblesforth
Clifton Cloughton
Low Dinsdale Dunnington
Thorton Melsonby
Gateforth Great Ayton
Great Smeaton Hemingbrough
Melmerby North Cowton
Oatlands Mount Osmotherley
Pateley Bridge Ripon
Rufforth Sheriff Hutton
Sleights Snainton
South Milford Spofforth
Middleton on Leaven Gate Helmsley
Stillington Stockton On-Forest
Strensall Sutton
Topcliffe Whitwell-On-The-Hill


Posted by desouzr over 4 years ago
FTTC in Pateley Bridge by the autumn :)
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
High Bentham - close to B4RN territory. Incoming conspiracy theories ?
Posted by themanstan over 4 years ago
Not on their plan maps and they're Lancashire rather than Yorkshire. The local council would be remiss not to include villages close to B4RN on their plans simply because they are adjacent to them.
Posted by fastman over 4 years ago
as part of the OMR any market 1 exchnage area woudl be likey to be white and there eligble for intervention funding - it would then be up to the local Authority to determine what if any priority areas would be required - so it will depend what priority asks have been made on those rural communities by the local authority --
Posted by rjohnloader over 4 years ago
Not one inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and not one within 30 miles of me and I live on the Eastern edge of the Park. Patience is a vurtie
Posted by cgarner100 over 4 years ago
I can't understand why my village, Sand Hutton together with Flaxton and Claxton is not on the list of villages to receive superfast broadband. The customer demand for a service is likely to be higher than Gate Helmsley or some of the other villages listed. How do BT decide which communities to connect? How can BT be contacted about this.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
As this is part of the BDUK project then NYNet will have had an input in prioritising the roll-out
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